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Chernobyl museum

Museum exposition depicts the reasons of catastrophe occurred in 1986 on Chernobyl atomic station, tells about radiation influence on animal and plant life, about heroic actions of liquidators. Among museum displays there are declassified documents, maps, schemes, private items of disaster victims. Museum has more than 7 000 000 original and ...

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Maryinsky palace – empress residence in Kiev

Maryinsky palace 18 century

Maryinskiy palace in Kiev is a President’s of Ukraine mansion-house, it is also called President Palace — here solemn state events, rewarding, receptions and meeting of official delegations are held. Empress Elizaveta Petrovna (daughter of Petr I) once visiting Kiev was fascinated by city’s beauty and ordered to built a special palace for the royal family, she has personally chose the place for ...

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Red University in Kiev

Park Shevchenko in Kyiv

Red building of the National University by T. Shevchenko is one of the things to see in Kiev. During your visit to Kiev please pay attention on the T. Shevchenko boulevard – it is very wide and originally was 2 km long. Before the Univesity was built there, the street ...

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Folk open air museum in Pyrogovo

Ukrainian traditional houses

The Pirogovo Museum is the largest open-air museum in Europe. But the most surprising thing is that all exhibits are authentic. Houses, household items, national costumes – everything was collected from different parts of Ukraine and brought to the museum back in the times of the Union. The communist leadership ...

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Khreshchatyk – city main street

Khreshchatyk is the main street of Kiev, Ukraine. The street has a length of 1.2 km. It stretches from the European Square (northeast) through the Maidan and to Bessarabska Square (southwest) where the Besarabsky Market is located. Along the street are located buildings of the Kiev City Administration which contains both the city’s council and the state administration, the Main Post Office, the Ministry of ...

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Grand duke – Yaroslav the Wise

Grand Duke - Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise – grand duke of Kiev, son of Vladimir Velikiy (Vladimir the Great). Age of Yaroslavl’s Mudriy reign became the age of the fullest flower of the Kievan Rus. In year 1036 he gained a magnificent victory over the pechenegs and thereby rescued Kievan Rus from their incursions. ...

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Golden Gates in Kiev

Golden Gates - main entrance to Kiev in 11 century

Golden Gates was the main gate in the 11th-century fortifications of Kiev, the capital of Kiev Rus’. It was named in imitation of the Golden Gate of Constantinople. The structure was dismantled in the Middle Ages, leaving few vestiges of its existence. It was completely rebuilt by the Soviet authorities in 1982, though no images ...

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Babi Yar – Jewish place of sorrow

Babi Yar must be the most sorrowful place in Kiev. To perpetuate the memory of those killed, mainly Jews, in 1941, 29-30 September, 2 monuments were erected: one of them is soviet, the other, erected in 1991, commemorates the memory of 33,770 executed Jews. A large Peace Centre has opened ...

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